Sometimes it takes a trained eye to locate storm damage, because hailstones smaller than one inch in size leave behind less obvious signs. Hailstones that are one inch or larger inflict more evident damage, and result in a roof in need of quick replacement or roof repair in Chicago. Here are some of the signs our inspectors will look for.
• Missing shingle granules. Asphalt shingles are coated with ceramic granules to protect them from the effects of sun and moisture. If shingle granules are missing due to a hail strike, exposing the black asphalt underneath, the shingle will deteriorate faster.
• Bruising. Hailstones may leave behind indentations in a shingle that are difficult to see, but result in soft, weak spots that shorten its service life.
• Cracking. When a large hailstone hits a shingle, it may cause a circular crack around the impact area. This sign indicates damage that reaches through the shingle, and demands immediate replacement to prevent water leaks.
• Dents. Ridges, vents, flashing, skylight frames and other metal components may display dents after a hailstorm. The size of the dents is a clue to the severity of damage to the roof.
With other roofing materials, including cedar, slate, tile and metal, storm damage can similarly include cracks, and broken and missing shingles.
What To Do After a Storm Hits
If you suspect you may have suffered damage, call A+ Roofing immediately. We can make arrangements to secure damaged areas and protect the interior of your home until permanent repairs can be made. Unlike other roofing companies in Chicago, we conduct free property inspections to find both hidden and apparent damage from wind and hail. We will also document the damage for insurance claim purposes.
A+Roofing can assist you in filing a homeowner’s insurance claim with your insurance company. Our claims specialist will meet with your adjuster to ensure prompt and accurate resolution of your claim. Once it has been approved, we will complete all work to code within your insurance company’s quoted price. We strive to make the entire process fast, simple and hassle-free.
Get a FREE Property Inspection for Your Peace of Mind
After a major storm event, don’t delay an inspection by a professional roofer. Call A+ Roofing to schedule a free evaluation of your roof’s condition today at (866) 878-9900. We can help you get back your peace of mind.